Coronavirus Disease Covid-19 – Updates, Signs, Protection
Corona - Covid-19 History, Signs, Emergency Signs, How To Protect, Updates
Coronavirus – Covid-19
If we study world history, we come across a number of incidents when mankind had to suffer a lot. Some times, the causes were natural as a natural disaster like an earthquake and sometimes it was man-made like wars. Whatever the cause, the entire human population and some time animals and plants suffered from the catastrophic outcomes of the disaster. Yes, you are right. Today, again the world is suffering from a deadly outbreak known as CoronaVirus (COVID- 19).
It was in January 2020 that the world witnessed the advent of a new or novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The coronavirus is said to have its epicenter in the Chinese city of Wuhan. As soon as the epidemic was reported, the entire city was lockdown. The coronavirus almost in no time took the entire world in its grip like a jungle fire. The entire world began to start closer surveillance of the situation along with appropriate laboratory testing, protective and preventive measures and public awareness campaigns to curb its spread.
History of Coronavirus
As per research, coronavirus is believed to belong to viruses big family having its origins in animals. They are notoriously known to attack the respiratory system in humans. The disease finds fall and winter weather as its prime time to spread like a jungle fire. Also, it attacks more readily people with weak immune systems such as the infants and the elderly. Other coronaviruses resembling coronavirus (COVID-19) were identified as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrom (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrom (MERS-CoV).
Signs and Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
According to reported cases of coronaviruses, the confirmed cases were found to have the following signs and symptoms for the disease that were noticed in the patients during the 2 – 14 days period.
- Shortness of breath
The said symptoms were previously known as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.
Emergency Warning Signs
Seasonal coughing and flue are not regarded as signs and symptoms for coronavirus as they can be healed via available medication. But, if there is a positive case of coronavirus, then the following signs and symptoms are likely to be found. Resultantly, rushing to the emergency medical center becomes a must in such a situation.
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
The signs for coronavirus could be more severe than stated above. So, it is highly suggested to consult a medical practitioner as soon as possible if any of the above symptoms are observed in the patient.
How to Protect against Coronavirus?
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Besides, you are suggested to know the confirm signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and how to handle the situation. The following guidelines are likely to help you out in such a critical situation, though.
- Stay home when you are sick
- Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
- Limit movement in the community
- Limit visitors
Since it has been observed that the infants and the elderly have been found vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak, so it is highly suggested to monitor the flu and coughing disorders of such persons under more close observation. Once such persons are observed to have flu and severe coughing along with temperature, they should be immediately rushed to the nearby emergency medical facility for the treatment purposes.
How to Protect Yourself and Family against Coronavirus
It is said that prevention is better than cure. So it is highly suggested to protect yourself and your family against coronavirus in the face of the fact that so far no vaccine has been found/manufactured by the pharma industry. In such a dangerous situation, it becomes more imperative to take preventive measures for yourself and your family more earnestly. However, the following preventive measures could add a lot in such an uncertain and deadly situation.
- Stay home as much as possible when sick
- Frequently wash your hands with a sanitizer
- Observe respiratory etiquette
- Keep the frequently touched surfaces more regularly
Develop a Household Action Plan
Since coronavirus is an epidemic and may create an emergency like situation anytime quite unexpectedly, so you are suggested to develop an emergency household action plan that you may execute in case of an emergency. Following guidelines, however, may help you prepare such an action plan that you implement inside your community.
- Make sure 2-week supply of necessary medicines such as prescription and OTC medications, also make sure the supply of provisions such as water, food, etc.
- Make sure that you stay connected with your friends and relatives so that an emergency help may reach you if needed.
- Make a plan to change your work routine in case of such an emergency situation.
Besides, you got to know about emergency operations plans for your kids, workplace of your near and dear ones.
Worldwide Coronavirus Situation
Before we wind up our discussion about coronavirus and its spread, let’s have a look at its statistics in different parts of the world.
Coronavirus Situation in the US
The first confirmed case of coronavirus was reported in the US in early January. The man who got it had recently returned from the US. 8700 cases across all 50 states have been reported so far and the number is swelling every day. According to a news New York face shortage of medical supplies.
The Situation in the UK
As of March 18, in the UK 2,626 cases have been confirmed as coronavirus positive. Besides, 103 patients in the UK suffering from coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.
The Situation in Italy
Italy, the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe has had 35713 confirmed coronavirus cases out of which 2978 deaths have been reported so far.
The Situation in Iran
Iran officially has confirmed 18400 coronavirus infections with 1284 death toll figures as of Thursday, March 19, 2020, with one person dying every 10 minutes which is extremely precarious. According to RT News after every 10 minutes, 1 Iranian dies and 50 infected each hour.
The Situation in Spain
According to official statistics, so far 15014 coronavirus positive cases have been reported while the death doll is 640.
The Situation in India
The Indian government has confirmed fourth death after 186 total COVID-19 coronavirus cases were registered as of March 19, 2020. The poverty-stricken nation is likely to see a great swell in the death toll thanks to poor health care and hygiene facilities.
The epidemic has assumed the status of a global threat, so consolidated efforts are earnestly needed to combat this calamity.